Industrial Chic meets Country Style in this Local Townhouse
This industrial townhouse sits on a 151sqm lot, with a 90sqm footprint. The owners, a young couple with two children, had long wanted a place to come home to after a stressful day—something they didn’t see in the townhouse they had purchased. “We wanted it to feel like a weekend retreat,” says the lady of the townhouse. The owners wanted to make the interior spaces appear bigger than they were. Upon the recommendation of a friend, they hired Primea Design for the renovation. “This was an exercise in maximizing space,” says Primea CEO Karlo Agasa, “We had to be creative in rearranging the layout and hiding storage space to make the house as spacious as possible.”
The existing floor plan seemed ill-equipped for entertaining: the front door opens to the kitchen and dining area, with the living area at the back. Primea introduced a more sensible flow where guests will step into the living area upon entry, then transition into the dining area and kitchen. Red adobe bricks clad a wall by the sink and counter in the kitchen. “My husband doesn’t like faux materials, so we didn’t compromise,” says the lady of the house.
There is a noticeable difference in styles between floors, owing to the husband and wife’s contrasting tastes. I gave [my husband] the ground floor, so I can dictate the design on the upper floors. Walang pakialamanan,” laughs the wife. The second floor of the industrial townhouse is not so industrial. It is dedicated to the master bedroom and a small altar area along the hallway.
The master bedroom is a retreat with its chic wallpaper and metallic accessories. The bed is situated in the center of the room to give the couple space to move around the edges. “Everyone who visits says they feel like they’re in a hotel room,” says the wife proudly.
Marble walls and floors are combined with premium fixtures from HansGrohe to give the master bath a sophisticated look.
The children’s rooms are almost mirror images of each other, the only difference being the color scheme. “One likes pink, the other loves blue,” says the wife. In between the two rooms is the maid’s room, intentionally situated so the helpers watch over the children better.